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Richmond Police Looking For Hit-and-Run Driver

March 21, 2012 Leave a comment

From WTVR.com: A 44-year-old man was hit by a car while crossing Hull and 12th Street and now Richmond police are on the lookout for the driver.

According to witnesses, the driver did stop and walk back to see if the man was ok. However, the driver left the scene before police could arrive at the scene. The man who was hit suffered a broken arm and fractured ribs from the accident. Someone who witnessed the accident told the man who was hit that he needed to go to the hospital, but the man refused any help.

A Richmond police spokesperson said that in this type of situation, the driver could be charged with a felony hit-and-run because he/she did leave before the police arrived.

According to Virginia code § 46.2-894:

“The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which a person is killed or injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged shall immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without obstructing traffic, as provided in § 46.2-888, and report his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number forthwith to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency…”

If anyone has any information about this hit-and-run accident, contact Richmond Police Sgt. John Bowman at (804) 646-1369 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

If you’ve been injured in any type of car accident, contact a Richmond lawyer who specializes in car accidents and personal injury cases. The O’Bryan law firm is available at 800-372-4099.

65-year-old struck by car, seriously hurt | Virginia personal injury lawyer

September 25, 2009 3 comments

65-year-old struck by car, seriously hurt .

On Wednesday September 23, 2009, Manin Koorang-Beheshti was crossing U.S. 29 between Seminole Court and Hydraulic Road around 8pm when she was hit by a 1993 Dodge Caravan.

She was taken to University of Virginia Medical Center and should recover.

There are no crosswalks or pedestrian signals in that area, which should be changed. The roads throughout Virginia need to be updated to make them more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. For instance, requiring sidewalks along all new roads would help. Often there is nowhere for a person to walk but in the street.

There have been an increasing number of fatal hit-and-runs in Virginia and Maryland this year, AAA reports. AAA predicts that there will be more this year than last.

If you have been injured in an accident in Virginia you need to now how to deal with an adjuster that does this daily for their job. They are prepared to use their unfair advantage to try and cheat you out of your fair settlement.

Contact a good Virginia accident injury lawyer and get some good Virginia accident injury information for free.

Pedestrian killed on Midlothian Turnpike | Richmond Virginia accident lawyer

March 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Pedestrian killed on Midlothian Turnpike. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports:

Chesterfield County police said that William R. Evans was crossing the 8700 block Midlothian Turnpike, just east of Powhite Parkway around 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday March 10, when he was struck and killed by a 2008 Mitsubishi Gallant. Mr. Evans was wearing dark clothing at night and was most likely not even seen by the driver of the car who caused the accident.

If you are a pedestrian, it is important to remember that you are very hard to see at night by cars. Make sure you cross the street only when you have the green light and try and wear light colored clothing to improve your visibility.

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Pedestrian victim from Petersburg | Richmond Accident Injury Lawyer

February 6, 2009 Leave a comment

Pedestrian victim from Petersburg | Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Frank Tinsley White Jr., 43, of Petersburg was killed Friday January 30 after being struck by a car while walking on Jeff Davis Highway.

White was walking in the road around 7:45 that evening when a sedan driving north struck White. He died at the scene of the accident. The car driver suffered minor injuries.

Mr. White’s death was the eight pedestrian death this year on Virginia’s roads, which fortunately is one less than the same time period as last year.

This death is the result of decisions made by local planners to not require sidewalks be built along every road. The roads in Richmond often have no sidewalks and thus are very dangerous for pedestrians.

This is discrimination against people that choose to walk, either because they are without a car or choose not to use one. There should be a requirement that all roads have sidewalks on both sides of the road and older roads with no sidewalks should have them installed.

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